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  • Summary: A documentary that explores the heart of Igboland and the lives and culture of the Igbo people introducing the world to the synagogues that dot the land, and a handful of passionate, committed, and diverse characters - each striving to fulfill their historical legacy with few resources and unbeknownst to most of the world. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Dec 12, 2013
    90
    [A] captivating documentary.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    May 16, 2013
    75
    It's a fun fact that actor Forest Whitaker traces his roots to the Igbo tribe, but that belongs in another film. Re-emerging speaks for itself as an uplifting portrait of an exuberant subculture that doesn't just practice its faith — it revels in it.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Staeger
    May 14, 2013
    70
    In the face of the authenticity of Shmuel's faith, the evidence for or against the Judaic heritage of the Igbo is beside the point.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Dec 12, 2013
    70
    Although diffuse at times, this documentary delivers a vibrant portrait of a fascinating subculture.
  5. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    May 16, 2013
    50
    “Re-emerging” can be pedestrian as filmmaking, though it remains interesting as long as it remains in Nigeria.